FAQs


+ What exactly is Functional Diagnostic Nutrition?


Functional Diagnostic Nutrition (FDN) is about investigating the underlying cause of health concerns and getting to the root of the problem. Rather than treat symptoms in isolation we work to holistically build health by examining diet, lifestyle and emotional wellbeing.

Through functional diagnostic lab work and comprehensive analysis we can identify healing opportunities and create tailored plans to restore health. We use the D.R.E.S.S. protocol, which means: diet, rest, exercise, supplements and stress reduction. This natural, holistic approach has been proven across the world to deliver positive results.

We educate, we don’t medicate!

+ Who should see a Functional Diagnostic Nutritionist?


Anyone! We see a variety of people.

Some clients are suffering from chronic health problems, have tried everything and bounced from doctor to doctor without ever getting any real answers.

Others simply want to focus on learning about nutrition, preventing ill health and living a healthy lifestyle well into old age.

And others are receiving traditional care for a medical condition and want to complement their treatment with a natural, holistic approach such as functional nutrition.

Typical health concerns we see include:

  • Low energy/fatigue
  • Foggy thinking
  • Sleep issues
  • Digestive problems – bloating, gas, pain, inconsistent stools and gut infections i.e. parasites
  • Hormonal imbalances – inconsistent cycles, PCOS, blood sugar issues
  • Fertility
  • Weight issues
  • General wellness

If you’re suffering from these specific symptoms, or if you feel just want to take control of your health with the support of a trusted, experienced professional, contact us today.

+ How much does it cost?


Your initial 15 minute phone conversation is free. Individuals all have different lab testing needs, so costs may vary from person to person, however generally a first consultation is $90.
Diagnostic tests are additional and start from $90 each.

View our fees here.

+ What training is required to become a Functional Diagnostic Nutritionist?


I am a certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition practitioner, which means I have been specifically trained to analyse and interpret lab results and develop health plans suited to individuals.

I also bring 10 years of experience in the wellness field, a Bachelor of Applied Science in Human Movement, Diploma in Secondary Education and Graduate Certificate in Nutritional and Environmental Medicine.

+ Have you helped others like me?


FDN practitioners across the world are reporting that by using the FDN science-based framework they have been able to help clients who have had persistent health issues, sometimes for years.

Every person is different, and in health there are no guarantees, however people with complaints like lethargy, foggy thinking, hormone imbalances, digestive problems, chronic pain and have found answers through functional nutrition’s natural approach.

You can read more of my own battle with infertility and how the holistic natural approach of functional nutrition helped return me to optimum health.

Read testimonials.

+ How does functional laboratory testing work?


Rather than treat symptoms in isolation laboratory tests help identify the underlying issues and uncover malfunctions in these systems:

  • Hormone
  • Immune
  • Digestion
  • Detoxification
  • Intestinal Barrier System

Laboratory test recommendations differ for each person however the process is similar. You will be sent a laboratory test kit so you can collect your samples in the privacy of your own home. You then send the sample to the laboratory who then process the tests and provide results to us.

We then analyse the results, identify issues and provide a tailored diet and lifestyle plan to help restore your health.

Read more about the different laboratory tests here.

+ Where do you consult from?

We are located in Melbourne and service Melbourne, the Victorian surf coast, and surrounds.

Our services are available Australia wide via Skype.

Contact us.